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1951 M-38 Omaha, NE $8000


Includes some extra parts.


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“M38 and parts for sale. In Omaha Ne. . Runs and drives, have an extra mint frame, extra fenders, grill, tub, tailgat, windshield frame, axles, misc, title, 8k. Pto winch. Selling as a package, Local pickup only. Send me an email and I will respond.”

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1953 M-38 Waterloo, IA $3500


No pics provided.


“$3500 or OBO. ready for a restoration project? 24 volt electrical. Korean War vintage Jeep.”

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Year? M-38 Avondale Estates, GA $4000


A tree knocked this M-38 loopy. Thanks to Tom for spotting it. The seller is more optimistic about saving the body than I am. But, there looks to be lots of useable parts.


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“Late model Willys M38 military jeep. Tree fell and it sat for a few years. Not running. All original except for fuel pump, exhaust and gas tank. Missing forward battery box. 5 original military safety beaded wheels. Dents can be beaten out with hammer and dolly (if I can do it, anyone can). I’ll throw in an extra correct windshield, correct seat frames, hood, tail gate, steering column with box and an extra body if needed. 24 volt. Engine will not turn by fan blades and nut is missing from crank. I’ve not removed the head but I believe block is standard bore. Waterproof bell housing. Cuno oil filter, depot installed rear corner plate. and appears to have all OEM bolts. Rust through on floor pans (small) and passenger step but an easy repair. Bed is in great condition, minor surface rust on fenders, grill, and side panels. Original Willys manufacturer’s data plate. No title. If your looking to restore a M38 with correct original parts, you found it. Not perfect by any means but you’ll have a correct OEM M38 . Additional photos available.”

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1952 M-38 Mesa, AZ $5000


UPDATE: Still Available.

(04/05/2022) This project includes a Warn OD, but the jeep has been sitting a while.


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“Willys M38 jeep, Body off restoration in early 80’s, original 4cyl. Engine, 3 speed transmission with warn overdrive, 11” drum brake kit, rancho springs, full roll cage. Needs to be freshened up, it has been sitting for 15+ years. 5000ob”

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1951 M-38 Elk, WA $6000


Unclear if this is drivable yet or not.


“1951 willys m38. Fenders are off right now because was doing some brake line work. Firm on price, have title in my name”

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1952 M-38 Denham Springs, LA $4000


The headlights look to be a bit cross-eyed.


“PTO Winch, manual transmission. Hasn’t been driven in a few years. Title in hand.”

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1952 CJ-3A/M-38? Sandy Valley, NV $12,000


No pics provided.


“1952 willys jeep
flathead 4 engine many extra’s parts available
parts catalogs/mechanic’s manuals
3 speed trans/high-low range/2and 4 wheel drive
12000. or best offer
my health is bad and can’t use it”

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1951 M-38 Hattiesburg, MS $3500


No description provided.


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Year? M-38? Altadena, CA $1000


This was a purpose-modified, possibly M-38, used as part of a geological survey, so it has some unusual mods. There’s probably not much value here, but it would interesting to poke around to check out the mods.


“Willys jeep. Was part of the geological survey. It has a hydraulic core sample drill built on the back. It’s pretty rough but it drove to its current position. Located in chino hills.”

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Year? M-38 Cincinnati, OH $7000


Tom shared this one. It is listed as a 1955 (likely a placeholder year). It lacks a title.


“Was being built by grandfather title needs to be obtained.grate starter jeep need to run ven an block numbers to get exact info.runs strong little rust.garage kept”

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1966 CJ-5/M-38 Bowling Green, KY $7900


Tom spotted this one. The M-38 body looks in great shape. It’s sitting atop a CJ-5 chassis.


“1966 CJ5 with a 1953 Willys body, 3 speed, Buick 225 V6, No rust. Selling for my Dad,”

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1950 M-38 Atlantic Highlands, NJ $1500


Maybe someone can use the chassis and/or parts?


“Project. The body was shot do not have it anymore. It’s the frame. With clean nj title. I have the windshield grill and roll bar. It’s set up as 12volt system have some other parts like speedo fuel and rear tailgate”

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1952 M-38 St. Anthony, ID $6500


Has some updates, but looks like a pretty good price.


“1952 Willys Jeep. Great little Willys ready for some fun! Good running 1990 Chevy 4.3 liter motor. Top is in great shape. Title in hand”

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Year? M-38 Marysville, CA Make offer


UPDATE: Was $3500. Now Make Offer.

(12/22/2022) It’s a project. There have been some mods.


“I have a 1953 Willy’s forsale as parts. I don’t have paper work. All stock. Great for a build. Sold as is. I can deliver if needed.”

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1952 M-38 Graham, WA $7500

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UPDATE: Still Available.


(11/22/2018) “Willy’s jeep ready for some crawling with the low gearing. Saginaw steering power, 538 gears, motor is a 4.65 Chev toploader. This Jeep is ready for you to add your personal touches. It’s stored and has been stored in a garage”

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1952 M-38 Olympia, WA $3500


This is worth a look.


“1952 M38 with Artic top, have most of the parts. 24 volt electric system.”

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1951 M-38 Frederick, CO $6500


Could be worth a look.


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“* Willys Jeep
* Local RUST FREE Willys with interesting local history
* Runs great
* Original low miles (27,304)
* New “BESTOP” Top w/removable doors
* New 6V battery
* Original Clymer Service Repair Manual
* Titled as a 1944 Ford Willys Jeep
* Nice Seats w/jump seat in rear
* 6.00X16” Army Jeep tires
* Power TakeOff
* Rear spare tire
* Shovel & Ax; Water bag strapped to side
* Very Original!!!”

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M-38 Body Wickenburg, AZ $2250


Appears worth a look.



“M38 flat fender. This Jeep has never licensed or titled. It was bought surplus by a close friend and sand dragged. The Jeep is set up for a small block Chevy. Great candidate for full restoration or convert it into a crawler or? 2250 and you bring your own tires and wheels or 2500 with Goodyear mtr’s on new wheels. Very little rust. AZ Jeep. May take firearms on partial trade. Very few dents and body damage. Includes axles, transmission, and transfer case.

Vortec 4.3 with 4 barrel edelbrock a intake and 4l60 available for 1200.00”

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1952 M-38 Okanogan, WA $15,500

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Given the updates, this may be a well built road/trail jeep.


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“Chevrolet 4.3L V-6 (approx. 6000 miles)
Borgwarner T-10 4 speed
Holly carburetor
Hurst shifter
Warn overdrive
538 gears
11” brakes
Reverse front spring shackles
Full floating DANA 44 rear diff.
Warn hubs
Front winch mount
New C-J bucket seats w/tactical seat covers
Roll bar
New 31 10.50×15 tires & 8” alum wheels
2 mounted Jerry cans
K-line vinyl top & doors
Bimini top”

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1950 M-38 Goodyear, AZ $2600


This may be worth a look. The rust doesn’t look too bad.


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“M38 flat fender. This Jeep has never been licensed or titled. It was bought surplus by a close friend and sand dragged. The Jeep is set up for a small block Chevy. Great candidate for full restoration or convert it into a crawler or? $2600 and you bring your own tires and wheels or $3000 with Goodyear mtr’s on new wheels. Very little rust. AZ Jeep. May take 🔫 on partial trade. Very few dents and body damage. Includes axles, transmission, and transfer case. Vortec 4.3 with 4 barrel edelbrock a intake and 4l60 available for 1200.00”

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1951 M-38(?) Vaughn, WA **Sold**

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UPDATE: **Sold** was $15,500.

(04/22/2021) This seems to have a stainless body with a Bobcat hood. There are lots of updates.

“1951 jeep C3-M38, this jeep is in great shape has a Chevy 305 V8, 4speed transmission with hi/lo range, Warren 8,000lb winch, matching military trailer.”

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1952 M-38 Christmas, FL $15,000

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Looks nice, but doesn’t run at the moment. Given the 3Bs and DJ-3As were produced into the 1960s, the M-38 wasn’t quite the last of the flat fenders.


“1952 M38 Willys Jeep – last of the flat fender military jeeps, period motor not currently running. Everything is intact nothing missing Jeep is still 24V original, zero rust. Clean Florida title”

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1950 M-38 Belton, TX $4500


This lacks a title.


“1950-52 Willys M38. Engine turns and fires. Wouldn’t take much to get it to start. I have too many projects and need to let this one go. No title. Bill of sale only.”

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2 M-38s Chico, CA $6500


Seller wants to sell these as a package.


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“I have two M38 Military M38 that are 1950-1952, theres no way to tell a specific year that I’ve been able to figure out. Neither of them run, the green one is together but has a hole in the oil pan. Its a very solid vehicle. The other has been torn down and all the parts I’ve got are sitting on a pallet. Since these were never intended to be registered for road use they were not given a vin number when new. Most people used the engine number as a serial/vin but neither of these have been previously registered.

The green one has recently been issued a vin number by the CHP and I have the paperwork needed to register. The year on the paperwork is not correct, I believe they marked it down as a 1946. I really want these to go to someone that will fully restore one or both. Located here in Chico, I accept cash ONLY. I am able to deliver these if needed but we will need to discuss the details of that in person. BOTH GO TOGETHER AS A PAIR, NO PARTS WILL BE SOLD OFF OF THEM.”

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Year? M-38 Yakima, WA $6000


Seller has this listed as a 1955 CJ-3A, but it looks more like an M-38 that may have been titled in 1955.


“55 jeep CJ3A strong running 289 motor POWER Steering DUAL EXHAUST (WARN WENCH) like new tires aftermarket wheels new Ignition switch nice seats NEW MIRRORS NEW FUEL TANK NEW LED LIGHTS ON REAR New windshield wiper Motors Also have hard top possible trade?? (New classic plates )(clear title)YAKIMA AREA Trade for yj jeep”

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